2016 ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA. TRAVEL
All of your answers in one convenient
location. This handbook provides coaches
with all the assistance needed to navigate through the ASA registration
and so much more. Click on the link above to download your copy.
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the National website to the MAJOASA
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ADDING PLAYERS AFTER ROSTERS HAVE BEEN SIGNED BY
ASA/USA SOFTBALL MA.
Teams that add players using the National Player Pick up form after a
roster has been signed will now be charged a fee of $10 per
player. This fee MUST be submitted with the pick up form otherwise it
will not be signed. The check is made payable to ASA/USA Softball MA.
Teams that meet up with a local JO Commissioner MUST also pay this fee
before a Pick Up form is signed.
NATIONAL BACKGROUND CHECKS NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL
ASA/USA Softball MA. is now requiring ALL ADULT BENCH
PERSONNEL to complete the ASA/USA Softball National Background
checks for the 2016 season and to have the approved background check
card visible at all times during ANY ASA/USA Softball MA. event.
This includes local tournaments as well as any ASA/USA Softball
Championship Play event (States, Regionals, Nationals). Coaches
without this card WILL NOT be allowed onto the field during ASA/USA
Individual coaches can log into RegisterASA.com to pay for
and electronically approve having the National Background Check
done. Team Administrators CANNOT pay for and approve all of their
coaches for this process. Federal Law prohibits this. That is why
each coach must approve this background check themselves.
This new process is only for travel teams playing in ASA/USA
Softball MA. tournament events. Local recreational leagues are
governed by Massachusetts
General Law that requires CORI checks for all youth coaches and
youth volunteers. ASA/USA Softball MA. is not CORI approved nor can
we see results
of anyone's CORI checks. This would be a violation of state and
federal law. That is why we require the ASA/USA National Background
Check as we can
see if a coach passes or fails.
Any questions, please e-mail me at
PAYPAL NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL PAYMENTS
RegisterASA.com has now been set to accept PayPal payments for all
ASA/USA Softball MA. invoices. Also any league
or travel team paper registration forms, tournament sanction forms as
well as State Tournament entry forms now can all
be paid for via PayPal.
MASS ASA NOW ASA/USA SOFTBALL MASSACHUSETTS
Brand new name. Same great service and staff.
Mass ASA has been renamed ASA/USA Softball Massachusetts to better align
itself with the National ASA/USA
12/28/2015 PHIL MCELROY
APPOINTED COMMISSIONER FOR MASSACHUSETTS
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA)/USA Softball, a
volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization, announced today that Phil
McElroy (Arlington, Mass.)
has been appointed as Commissioner for the ASA/USA Softball MA.
Softball association. McElroy has served as a Junior Olympic (JO)
over 15 years prior to his recent appointment.
"I am honored, humbled and excited to be appointed ASA/USA Softball MA.Commissioner," said McElroy. "For over 25 years I've been
involved with ASA/USA Softball as a coach, player and JO Commissioner.
With our existing staff of driven volunteers and my past experience,
continue to thrive in Massachusetts."
McElroy served as the JO Commissioner for the Metro Boston
ASA/USA from 1998 until its merger with ASA/USA Softball MA.and has
past five years as JO Commissioner for ASA/USA Softball MA.
During his time as JO Commissioner, he assisted with local and regional
tournaments, registrations for the associations and ACE Coach
Certifications. He also served on the ASA/USA Softball MA Board
of Directors and attended the Annual Meetings as an At-Large Player Rep.
In addition to his roles with ASA/USA Softball MA. McElroy also served
NCAA Division III National Softball Committee from 2010-14. During
his time on the committee, he helped develop policies and procedures for
the administration and conduct of the NCAA Division III Softball
"Supporting our umpires, increasing participation in our leagues and
sending teams to our National Championships will be our focus in 2016.
I want to thank all
involved with ASA/USA Softball for this great opportunity. It's an
exciting time to be involved with softball in New England," McElroy
McElroy is the Head Softball Coach at Emerson College, an NCAA Division
III program. He is also an NFCA Four Star Master Coach.
McElroy can be
HOW TO REGISTER A TEAM USING REGISTERASA POWERPOINT
ASA has developed a Powerpoint presentation on how to register a team
using the RegisterASA.com website.
Click here to download
2016 ASA RULE CHANGE AFFECTING LEAGUES AND TRAVEL
At the 2016 national convention, ASA delegates approved the following
fule change effective January 1, 2016
Rule 3, Section 5E: Remove the requirement for Chin Straps to be worn
with batting helmets in all Junior Olympic Divisions of Play.
Comment: Chin straps on batting helmets for all Junior Olympic Divisions
of Play will no longer be mandated but still allowed.
2016 LOCAL TOURNAMENT SANCTIONING NOW AVAILABLE
The 2016 sanctioning form is now available. Click
Please note that in order to be sanctioned, local tournaments must
adhere to the following:
Tournaments cannot have a time limit of less than 1 hour 30 minutes
except for weather related issues.
Tournaments cannot use a drop dead time limit except for scrimmages or
Tournaments must send out single elimination seeded brackets when pool
play schedules are sent out
All tournaments must submit complete pool play and bracket results.
2016 REGISTRATIONS STARTING SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
Teams playing in fall ball can
register now and not have to register again in the
Spring (unless a team registers using a team registration form). Why
wait until the last minute to register when you can
register now that your try-outs are complete.
CLASS B AND CLASS C TEAMS PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
First, teams are classified each season. Just because you were
classified as Class B or Class C in 2015 does not mean your
team will be classified as B or C in 2016. We review the roster and
registration forms each season and base the classification
on that alone. We do not classify teams based on ability or experience.
If you do not meet the criteria set forth by the Mass
ASA JO staff, you will be classified as A.
Second, since leagues do not form until 2016, we will not be classifying
ANY B or C teams until 2015. So if you register your
team after September 1 and your league does not register until 2016, we
will be classifying you as A until your league registers
with the Mass ASA for the 2016 season. At that point, you can e-mail
Wayne Coe and he will consult
with the local JO
Commissioner in the area to make the proper classification.
Any questions about this new registration period, please e-mail